“Clodagh’s Kitchen Diaries” Cookbook Giveaway


Surprise gift box

One busy night after school, I came home to find a package waiting for me.  I knew I hadn’t ordered anything, so I was kind of surprised to see the big yellow box from Kerrygold.  I wondered if this was a butter delivery, which would have been terrific.  It was, instead, a St. Patrick’s Day party pack from them.  I’d recently completed my culinary school menu project, in which I’d created a menu for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner party, and had used a quite few pounds of their butter to test recipes, so it was especially interesting timing to receive this package.

Cookbook by Clodagh McKenna

Inside the box was a special treat – a cookbook by Clodagh McKenna.  For my project, I had featured the wide array of delicious products and produce that come from the Emerald Isle, so I really enjoyed leafing through the pages and seeing the dishes that she has created that match up with the seasons of the year.  I’m just sad that her show “Clodagh McKenna’s Irish Food Trails” didn’t seem to air in the NYC PBS market.  I realized, however, that I’d learned so much about Irish food and history in my research for my project that this book would find a better home on one of your bookshelves, so, thanks to the folks at Kerrygold, I’m offering it here to one of my readers.

The Rules (There have to be some of these, you know.)

Eligibility: U.S. mainland residents only

To Enter: Write a comment on this post with the answer to the following question: What is your favorite Irish food?  (and see why corned beef and cabbage is not the national dish)

You must also have a valid screen name (NOT “Anonymous”) with a corresponding email address to enter this giveaway. I’ll need to be able to click on it in order to contact the winner. If you list “Anonymous” or do not have a valid email address with your comment, you will be disqualified. I do not share these addresses with anyone, and they are only for the purpose of entering this giveaway.

Deadline: Is Friday, March 8, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EST, based upon the date/time stamp on the comments. (I’m going to be very strict about this and make no exceptions.)

The Outcome: Only one winner will be chosen for this cookbook giveaway. I’m going to put all the entries into an online Randomizer (like this one) to come up with the winner.

Buon appetito!


  1. Joan

    My favorite Irish dish is colcannon. My family loves it and it’s always requested by my sister for her birthday which is March 17. I also make it several times during the year much to the pleasure of my family.

  2. Ally

    I love potato cakes!

  3. Carl

    My favorite Irish dish is Coddle. My Grandmother used to make it but I haven’t had it in many years. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Patrick

    My favorite Irish dish is Kilcanno. Nothing is better than mixing potatoes,cabbage, and bacon.

  5. Patrick

    Correction Kolcannon

  6. Kat Riley
    Kat Riley03-06-2013

    I like Potato bread. (and of course the American corned beef and cabbage) :)

  7. diane Baum
    diane Baum03-06-2013

    My favorite dish is scones

  8. Stacy

    I love soda bread with fennel

  9. Eileen

    I love the Irish sausages with chef sauce. Anything to do with the traditional breakfast…black pudding….brown bread…

  10. Patty

    I would sooo appreciate the opportunity to receive this book. I love recipes and cooking and baking. Irish Soda Bread is my favorite to bake any day. And, I won a Blue Ribbon for my Irish Soda Bread the last two years at my local Irish Fair!

  11. Shannon Baas
    Shannon Baas03-06-2013

    corned beef and cabbage.

  12. Tamar

    I would have to say that I don’t think I’ve EVER had Irish food :o

  13. Renee G
    Renee G03-07-2013

    I like soda bread.

  14. debbie

    (I don’t want this to be a double post- my computer glitched and I am not sure if the first one took)

    I recently found out the Irish have their version of bubble and squeak called colcannon. It is really good, and I have been making it for my family.

  15. Tina Sisk
    Tina Sisk03-07-2013

    I am half Italian and half Irish… I love me some potato cakes dipped in horseradish! I know, sounds disgusting, but they are great together! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!!

  16. Anne

    I love Irish Barmbrack, especially for breakfast.

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great cookbook! My Irish grandmother would be happy to see me making traditional Irish foods.

  17. christal c
    christal c03-07-2013

    I was brought up on Potato cakes, so I would say that.
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  18. Gaye M
    Gaye M03-07-2013

    We actually had the best corned beef ever in a small restaurant just outside of Dublin, but I also love Irish scones and shephard’s pie.

  19. Laura

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried Irish food, so I guess I really need this cookbook! :)

  20. Laurie Emerson
    Laurie Emerson03-07-2013

    My favorite Irish Food is Shepherd’s Pie.

  21. Sand

    Irish Stew.

  22. Brian E.
    Brian E.03-08-2013

    Thanks for the giveaway… Lamb Stew & Irish Brown Bread

  23. Chris Noe
    Chris Noe03-08-2013

    Irish soda bread. I have an elderly Irish friend who shared her family recipe.

  24. susan smoaks
    susan smoaks03-08-2013

    my favorite irish food is Slow Cooker Beef Barley Stew

  25. The Experimental Gourmand
    The Experimental Gourmand03-08-2013

    Thank you for all these fantastic comments! This giveaway is now officially closed to new entries as of 12:00 pm EST today. I’ll reach out to the winner and post the results when I have a confirmation response.

  26. Elizabeth T.
    Elizabeth T.03-09-2013

    I love corn beef and cabbage!